One slice of banana cream cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream on top on a small round white plate with a white and grey towel and the rest of the cheesecake behind all on a white surface (with logo overlay)

Banana Cream Cheesecake | Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe

Try this copycat recipe for Cheesecake Factory’s Banana Cream Cheesecake that is easy to make and tastes delicious!

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A few years ago, back before we had kids, our restaurant of choice was always Cheesecake Factory. And every time we went, I ordered the Banana Cream Cheesecake.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet fruit banana flavor and creamy cheesecake. Of course, the portions at Cheesecake Factory are huge. We usually split a piece of cheesecake or take some home for later.

One day I came across a copycat recipe for Banana Cream Cheesecake and saved it. I didn’t make it for a while because it looked complicated. But it was really easy. Vanilla cookies make a delicious crust for the cheesecake. 

We love bananas here, so this cake didn’t last long. It’s such a delicious dessert!

You just have to make sure you have the ability to keep a close watch on this as it bakes because the oven temperature has to change at exact times.

Cheesecake Crust

For this banana cream cheesecake recipe, you are going to use vanilla sandwich cookies to make the crust. You can also make a graham cracker crust, but we like the taste of the vanilla cookies with the fresh bananas in this cheesecake. 

​If you want to make a graham cracker crust, crush about 10 graham crackers into graham cracker crumbs. Mix those with butter until they are just wet and crumbly and press into the prepared pan. 

Another option for the crust is to crush vanilla wafers and use those with the melted butter to form a vanilla wafer crust. 

Banana Cream Cheesecake Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 20 vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 24 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation

Start by preheating the oven to 350F. Place the cookies in a blender or food processor. Pulse the cookies until crushed into fine crumbs. Then add the butter until it blends together.

Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan and refrigerate the crust while preparing the cheesecake batter. For easier cleanup, you can line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. 

In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer or hand mixer to beat the cream cheese on low speed until it is smooth.

Young boy in a white shirt next to a stand mixer

Add the sugar and cornstarch until it’s well blended.

Then add the eggs, one at a time, making sure to fully incorporate the eggs before adding the next. Scrape the sides of the bowl as you mix. 

Finally, mix in the mashed bananas, half a cup of heavy cream, and vanilla extract.

Remove the crust from the refrigerator and pour the cheesecake filling into the pan. Place the pan on a cookie sheet to catch any overflow since this will be very full. The cookie sheet is also easier to hold when putting the cheesecake in the oven and taking it out.

Be sure the oven is preheated. Bake cheesecake at 350F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes reduce the oven to 200F. Continue to bake for another 75 minutes. You want a toothpick to come out clean about an inch from the edge of the cheesecake mixture. As soon as it comes out of the oven, use a butter knife or other thin utensil to loosen the edges from the sides of the pan. Let the cheesecake cool entirely on a wire rack before removing the rim of the pan. Then refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 6 hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, allow the cheesecake to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Serve garnished with sliced bananas and whipped cream on top of the cheesecake.

One slice of banana cream cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream on top on a small round white plate with a white and grey towel and the rest of the cheesecake behind all on a white surface (vertical)

Banana Cream Cheesecake Leftovers

Storage: The easiest way to save the cheesecake leftovers is to put the side back on the springform pan and cover it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 days. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 19, 2016

Last Updated On: April 30, 2024

One slice of banana cream cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream on top on a small round white plate with a white and grey towel and the rest of the cheesecake behind all on a white surface

Banana Cream Cheesecake

Try this copycat recipe for Cheesecake Factory’s Banana Cream Cheesecake that is easy to make and tastes delicious!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooling Time 6 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
banana
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cake
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cheesecake
Servings: 8 slices
4.72 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 20 vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 24 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Place cookies in a blender, process with on/off pulse until finely crushed
  • Add butter and process with pulses until blended
  • Press crumb mixture onto bottom and sides of 10 inch spring form pan
  • Refrigerate crust while making filling
  • Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy
  • Add sugar and cornstarch and beat until blended
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Beat in bananas, whipping cream, and vanilla
  • Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust
  • Place pan on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes
  • Reduce oven temperature to 200 and continue cooking for 75 minutes or until center is almost set
  • Loosen edges of cheesecake
  • Cool completely on wire rack before removing rim of pan
  • Refrigerate cheesecake, uncovered, 6 hours or overnight
  • Allow cheesecake to stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving
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Nutrition Facts
Banana Cream Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 663 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 25g125%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 458mg19%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1646IU33%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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42 thoughts on “Banana Cream Cheesecake | Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe”

  1. I can taste how good this must be!! I’ve recently gotten into cheesecake- I never used to like it! But now I’m going to have to try this one out!

  2. 5 stars
    You know I’ve never had banana cheesecake before! This looks fantastic. I’m so used to baking with overripe bananas and I see this doesn’t need that. So I don’t have to wait until my bananas are ready. Awesome.

  3. Whenever we are at the cheesecake factory I always get banana cream cheesecake! It’s also one of my favorites. I am definitely going to have to whip this up for a snack to have!

    1. It’s so great, but also so dangerous to be able to make it at home! Dangerous because then I can make it much more often and I really don’t need all the calories at my fingertips!

  4. Oh banana cheesecake! I haven’t had that but I feel like I woudl love it! Whenever I think of cheesecake my mouth waters haha!

    1. It definitely takes more work to make it yourself, but it’s fun to make and so delicious. Plus, much cheaper since you are making the entire cake for about the price of one slice there!

  5. Ooo this looks lush for sure. Both me and my partner love bananas so anything with them is a winner for sure xx

  6. Omg what a yummy dessert!!!! My parents are obsessed with cheesecake! I will have to make this for them next time I visit them

  7. ooooh I LOVE bananas! Unfortunately I don’t like cheesecake. I know a couple of friends that love Cheesecake Factory though so I’m definitely sharing this with them.

    1. It’s such a delicious dessert! The first time I had it at Cheesecake Factory years ago I was hooked. I’ve never gotten another type ever again when we’ve gone!

  8. 5 stars
    I love bananas and I love cheesecake too even though I’m not supposed to eat dairy… This looks so delicious. Yummy!

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